Google+ Is Finally Shutting Down

Google has just announced that it will shut down its social network Google+. This is in the wake of a security vulnerability that affected 500,000 users. This vulnerability was found during a security investigation into the Google APIs, while the company was looking for APIs that were too broad, or that didn’t deliver on their promises. Google also stated that Google+ “has not achieved broad consumer or developer adoption, and has seen limited user interaction with apps. The consumer version of Google+ currently has low usage and engagement: 90 percent of Google+ user sessions are less than five seconds.”


In addition to shutting down Google+ consumer accounts, they also plan to make changes to their privacy policy, including new changes to its API to limit developers access to user’s data on Gmail and Android devices.

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